Pastor Aaron was raised in California for much of his life, he grew up in Sacramento. His formative years involved homeschool, working in the family business(mowing lawns), skateboarding, and going to church. Church was a big part of his social outlet. He did not have much social contact outside of church until graduating high school when he started working outside of his dad’s business. So, for him church was where his friends were. At no fault of the church he went to, church wasn’t a place he received spiritual enrichment, church was only social for him.
After high school Aaron was soon disenfranchised by church and the relationships he had formed there. His friends moved on with life, going to college, moving from the area and just living their lives. And because he did not make a decision to follow Jesus, he was empty, hopeless, moving aimlessly through life.
Wanting to be a Psychologist, Aaron went to Boise State University and majored in Psychology. The reason he wanted to be a Psychologist was not because he wanted to help others necessarily, but because he wanted to figure himself out, why he was so empty, hopeless. It was a fruitless effort. He turned to the party life style but still was empty.
The light was turned on for Aaron when he was invited to Calvary Chapel Boise’s college group. The pastor was teaching through the book of John and it was very simple, strait to the point teaching. The word of God being taught like that was something Aaron had never experienced before. It was fulfilling and enriching.
In the year 2000 Aaron gave his life to the Lord.
Almost immediately Aaron believed the Lord wanted him to do more than just fill a seat at church. He didn’t fully know what that entailed but made a commitment to the Lord that if God opened a door for Aaron to minister or serve, he would walk through that door. The Lord has opened many doors for Aaron since he made that decision and has given strength to be able to accomplish whatever the Lord put in front of him.
The Lord opened doors to minister in Italy at Calvary Chapel Roma for a year, to be a youth pastor in Southern California for five years, school of ministry in 2008 and now is in Central Texas because the Lord has led him to start CC Leander.
In 2012 Calvary Chapel Leander began in his home with a total of 2 people other than his own family attending. The Lord has done a great work here and Pastor Aaron is looking forward to seeing what the Lord is going to do in the future.